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New Jersey Historical Commission

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Lt. Governor and Secretary of State
Black Heritage Trail

Black Heritage Trail
Now Accepting Nominations

In September 2022, Governor Murphy signed legislation creating a New Jersey Black Heritage Trail administered by the New Jersey Historical Commission. After months of research and preparation, the NJHC is thrilled to be accepting nominations for markers along this historic trail. For more information, please visit the Black Heritage Trail page.

For any questions, please contact Assistant Project Manager, Greg Odey, at gregory.odey@sos.nj.gov or by calling (609) 943-3304.

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Notice of Public Meeting

This notice officially advises the public of a virtual meeting of the New Jersey Historical Commission board on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom.

Date:Thursday, January 18, 2024
Time:10:30 a.m.
Location:via Zoom

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This notice is made pursuant to the Open Public Meeting Act.

NJHC News

  • In Memoriam: Maureen Ogden

    The members and staff of the New Jersey Historical Commission are deeply saddened at the passing of Maureen Ogden. Please read this memorial post to learn more.

  • Inclusive History Grant Program

    The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) is pleased to introduce a new grant program focused on supporting research and interpretative planning at public history and cultural sites in New Jersey. The form to submit a Declaration of Intent (DOI) will go live on July 18. 2022.

  • In Memoriam: Richard Waldron

    The members and staff of the New Jersey Historical Commission are deeply saddened at the passing of Richard Waldron. Please read this memorial post to learn more.

  • COVID-19 Impact Survey IV

    Please take our fourth COVID-19 Impact Survey! The survey seeks to gather data about the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on NJ’s history field as we collectively transition into a world of working with the virus. Your participation will help inform future avenues for support and development. Survey takers will receive a 15% discount on registration for the 2022 New Jersey History Conference (offer available for individual tickets only).

  • New Jersey Social Studies Survey Results

    The NJHC is thrilled to release the results of a survey on New Jersey social studies education in K-12 schools. View the results and learn more by visiting www.njsocialstudies.org.

  • What is Labor Day to Me? Reflections on My Trip to the American Labor Museum

    Join NJHC Program Coordinator Mar Lorenc for a reflection on Labor Day 2021 inspired by a recent visit to the America Labor Museum in Haledon, NJ.

  • COVID-19 Resources for Museums and Cultural Organizations

    We have compiled a list of resources for museums and cultural organizations grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak to be updated periodically.


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